I'm making a shortboard for my son. He wanted black sprayed rails. I mentioned I was after black paint for spray gun but couldn't find anything in time so I went ahead and grabbed a few cans. I asked for water based acrylic, and being in a rush (and an idiot I admit) I believed what the guy in Halfords (UK auto store chain) told me. I sprayed away. Did a nice job of spraying the foam (rails) only. I have now inlaid the bottom with his choice of glass in there, and was about to do a deck inlay, no resin has touched the black rails yet. I just shot back to the store for another can and realised it's not water based, it's solvent based acrylic black. AAAAAGH!
I am HOPING I can get some water based, the stuff I should have used all along, and use a good 1-2 cans to cover the solvent based stuff already on there, and HOPE the resin doesn't find it's way to the coat underneath. I put some resin on a test piece (sprayed black) and it didn't do much harm, until I scraped with squeegee, then the black came out. As furious as I am, at least I realised now before doing a nice quad axial clear deck inlay and certainly before the 4oz wrap around the rails final lam! It would have smeared grey/black all over the beautiful clear deck!
Just wondered if anyone has any advice for other ways to fix this feck up? I can't think of any, apart from maybe using a clear coat over the black, but then not sure the resin will grip nicely when lamming. Anyway, too many experts who have walked the walk ahead of me to not bother asking, so here I am. Any ideas welcome! thanks
(PS Image attachments are not working, if that's not an old problem which I suspect it is - "File upload error. Could not move uploaded file")